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Selinsgrove, PA
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2,149
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$37,280
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 577 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Diversity: There isn't a whole lot of diversity and acceptance is usually at one extreme or the other. Either you totally accept it and are okay with it, or you reject it completely.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are some good local places and some bad. Most people go to BJ's, but it's not all that good (and they use peanut oil). There are a lot of chain restaurants on the strip if you've got a car. It's only about a 5-10 minute drive from campus.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Library's good, not a lot of people in the winter months, a little out of the way.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There's plenty to do in town, if you get there in time. Pretty much everything closes at 5pm, aside from some restaurants. There's a really great used bookstore in town, paperbacks for 50 cents! There's a fun little festival type thing for Christmas, where shops are open late and there are different stalls. There's also the farmer's market, every Saturday from 9-12.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: If you want to party, there are plenty of parties. Most are not obvious, you need to know the right people and where to go, but there are parties. If you don't want to party, it doesn't really affect you all that much.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's hard to impossible to get off-campus housing. You really have to fight to get it. I'm not 100% sure, but I think that they installed a recent policy for no off-campus housing.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not really involved in Greek life, but I know that there are houses for some of them. I don't think that it's overbearing, aside from during freshman year. They really pressure you to join then. Other than that they mostly keep to themselves.

College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but from what I've heard from other people, Susquehanna's good with helping you find one.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: You see Public Safety riding around but they are too concerned with things like parking and not enough about students safety while out drinking.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I usually opt for the dining hall.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty great at our school, a lot of people look to them as examples. They work hard to help the community and they aren't always partying. We have a strict no hazing policy and they actively advocate for that. They are looked to as leaders.

3 College Junior

Facilities: We are getting a new library over the summer but many crowd in Deg to get things done and to meet up for dinner. We have a fantastic athletic center and we have an on campus coffeehouse where students who don't particularly like to party may go. It is a small campus but the venues we have are really nice.

5 College Junior

Facilities: GO program, professors, and just the atmosphere

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of shady relationships like hookups and partying. In a typical week, many girls opt for sweatpants and comfort wear.

5 College Junior

Academics: Being a Creative Writing major has been one of the best experiences of my academic career. Classes are set up so that we not only learn from our professors but also from our classmates and from ourselves. There are so many opportunities for practicum and internships and the faculty are completely down to earth and approachable. They work with you to make you the best that you can be.

4 College Junior

Academics: Everyone is given an adviser for their major course of study and for their minor course of study. You are required to meet with your adviser before even being able to register for classes. They help you to navigate your degree audit and to choose the classes that best suit your individual needs. Our central curriculum and GO program offer a unique education experience that I think is the best.

4 College Junior

Majors: I actually got an internship through a professor's recommendation. It is an unpaid summer internship but it has been absolutely fantastic. I have learned so much through my hands on class work and actually received another online internship through a class project. Susquehanna offers a wide variety of tools to help students succeed.

5 College Junior

Majors: My professors are always there when I need them and because it is such an exclusive major, you become close with and make connections with so many other students. I feel like time is going super fast and if I could start it all over, I would in a heartbeat. I plan to go into publishing and editing and been offered so many experiences in both of those areas during my time so far at Susquehanna.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am a member of the Stadium Band and many students have a lot of spirit but many others do not. I feel like it is pretty divided in that aspect. Our sports teams do very well and give us good reason to be proud but not a whole lot of people pay attention.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Susquehanna takes student safety very seriously. They try to protect them as much as possible. We are a "wet campus" but every weekend, Susquehanna provides transportation to protect students so that they drink safely and venues such as Trax, our on campus club, keep drinkers in a safe environment where there are people to watch out for them.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love to live on campus. I had a bad roommate experience freshmen year however Residence Life was incredibly helpful and made the transition as smooth as possible. I have never had any real problems with the rooms themselves and love where I live now. I never went through the housing lottery because I live in the Scholar's House where I may do a year long project to save on my housing on a topic that I choose. I am right by the campus center and I always feel safe being close to the other buildings.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It depends on who catches you. Some RAs don't care, some care a little too much. Some will not issue a noise violation even if it's midnight on a weeknight and someone's blaring music. Some will issue a noise violation for laughing at ten on a weekend.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I know that there are cases that the university tries (and succeeds) in hushing up. Very few people know about them and they aren't reported, which makes it kind of scary.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: I'm not really sure what the question is, so I can't give a proper reply.

4 College Junior

Majors: I had no problems, biology I didn't have to do anything for to get in and for creative writing I just had to submit a portfolio.

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Susquehanna is an amazing place to go to school. While some people see it as their worst nightmare, for those who want a small liberal arts school, there aren’t many better places to go than SU. The academics are impressive, the faculty is caring, and the atmosphere created by the students is amazing. A good motto for SU students is “work hard, play hard.” Everyone is here to succeed, but having fun never hurt anyone. While there are always a couple of students who forsake the work part, the majority of campus has its priorities straight. It’s easy to strike a balance between work and a social life.

While there are shortcomings on the SU campus, they pale in comparison to the positives. There are a lot of catch-22s. Campus security is really strict, but at the same time, the campus is incredibly safe. Professors live close so there are rarely snow days, yet they care deeply about their students and open up their homes to them. As already mentioned, if you are looking for a city atmosphere or a large campus, then SU would not be your ideal spot. However, if you want a smaller school, or better yet, have no idea what you want in a school, then Susquehanna really is the place to be. You can’t get lost in the shuffle on this campus; there will always be someone looking out for you, be it professor, roommate, or peer.

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